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literary terms for VA English 8 SOL's
Language that appeals to the senses.
Writing intended to re-create a person, place, a thing, an event, or an experience.
Prose writing that deals with real people, things, events, and places.
A comparison made between two things to show how they are alike.
A person or an animal in a story, play or other literary work.
A story that explains something about the world and typically involves gods and other supernatural forces.
Writing that presents facts without revealing the writer's feelings and opinions.
A brief story told to illustrate a point.
A person's account of
his or her own life
or of part of it.
The kind of writing that explains or gives information.
A kind of writing intended to convince a reader to think or act in a certain way.
The kind of writing that tells a story.
The devices a writer uses to develop style and convey meaning.
The overall mood or feeling of a work of literature.
A way of speaking that is characteristic of a certain geographical area or a certain group of people.
point of view
The vantage point from which a story is told.
The way a writer reveals the personality of a character.
An expression peculiar to a particular language that means something different from the literal meaning of the words.
A short piece of nonfiction prose that examines a single subject.
Conversation between two or more characters.
Overstating something, usually for the purpose of creating a comic effect.
The series of related events that make up a story.
The use of
to suggest events that
will occur later
in the plot